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Illon Ross Fish

Criminal defense Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.7   19 reviews

also known as Fish, Lonny


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About Illon

Learn Illon’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    I have aggressively represented clients in over a thousand criminal matters ranging from DUI to Murder. I practice in PA and Federal Court. I have successfully represented actors, musicians, athletes, clergy, medical health professionals and even lawyers.

    18 years, 5,000 cases

To date, I have represented thousands of individuals including doctors, athletes, entertainers and even lawyers.   I attribute my success to my compassion, empathy and fearlessness.

 

Each client that I represent has issues that are generally the most important affair in their life at that time.    I never lose sight of that fact and try and not only make myself available to field inquiries, but am honest with my clients, rather than just telling them what they want to hear.

 

At the age of 15, I began to attend college.   I was plunged in a room with adults at a young age and forced to compete with those who had much more life experience.  Not only did I compete with students much older than me, I became active against racial profiling and other civil rights.   At the age of 20 I went to law school to study law at Temple University. 

 

There was never a doubt that I would be fighting for the rights of individuals as I began working in various law offices six years before graduating law school.  While in law school, I volunteered my time with local high schools teaching trial advocacy.   At the age of 23, I was one of the youngest in recent memory to graduate from Temple Law School.   I was able to focus much of my studies in trial work and evidence, as, there was no doubt I was going to be a trial lawyer.   As you may know, Temple Law School has been ranked #1 in trial annually.

 

My life experiences have left me to be fearless in the courtroom.  Upon opening my law firm in 2005, I immediately began trying cases to verdict in cases ranging in seriousness ranging from DUI to Murder.   Unlike many lawyers, I have no fear of trial.  At my age, with over 10 years of experience, I not only have the energy to fight alongside my clients, but the experience as well. 

 

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Upon graduating from Temple University Law School in 2005, I immediately opened my own firm.  To date, I have represented thousands of individuals and families.  I attribute my success to my compassion, empathy and fearlessness.
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Licensed for 17 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Illon

Law Offices of Lonny Fish
1515 Market Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
You won’t find a better lawyer. If he tell you he going get the job done then he’s going get it done. If you having legal problems then Lonney is your guy. He fights for the people.
Posted by Jack | June 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Philly
Mr. Fish is both knowledgeable and courteous. I had a probation issue and Mr Fish resolved my problem at a reasonable cost and held my hand at every step. I recommend Mr Fish to anyone seeking legal help.
Posted by Jeffrey | March 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive
Was very responsive to me and my family. He helped navigate a reduction of bail and we look forward to the next part of the case.
Posted by Adrianna | March 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and he cares
He cares about his clients and he was honest with us, even if it was what we didn’t want to hear. He kept telling us we had to know the truth.
Posted by Keyarra | August 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney in PA
On word. Outstanding!! I've had the opportunity to work with Mr.Fish on more than one occasion. Hes aggressive and approach each case as if its his bottom on the line. Im a paralegal and have worked with over 100 attorneys and noone can come close to him.As I approach Law school I wish to be a female version of him. He's by far the best in my book. Hes available and don't mind asking the tough questions that most attorneys don't.If you want a Lawyer whose going to fight to the end hes your guy. From Keyarra
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Posted by Jaime | June 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Lonny was very reasonably priced and professional at all times. He kept me well informed of everything going on with my son's case. He had his best interest in heart and he did a great job of showing it. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great criminal defense attorney. Thank you So much Lonny!
Posted by Joesph Clifton | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Lonny is very knowledgeable and from the moment i reached out to him he picked up my case and gave me a consultation, bu the reason i hired Lonny is because he made sure I was ok when i didnt even have the money to hire him at the time he stayed in contact with me even calling me the day before my court dates and letting me know what to expect. Lonny was there when nobody else was and the moment i hired him he started working on my case the day before a major Holiday, Lonny is always available and honestly I dont think the guy sleeps, Everytime i call him he is either there or if he isnt available I can bet my bottom dollar I will get a call back within a hour or two....... If u need an Attorney that will be there for u and fight until all options are exhausted, then this is a no-brainer
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Posted by Jess K. | October 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch in all aspectes of criminal law! THE best...
Lonny was like Mike Tyson in his prime! He's a wiz in THE court room! Not only did he beat my case he also had another matter and beat that case too!!! He's a awesome attorney his skills are unmatchable in THE court room! I've been in THE court room as a defenendent many times and hands down THE best money ive ever spent! I would recomend Lonny to my family friends and anyone who wants a top notch defence !! Thank you Lonny for helping me and my family.
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Response from Illon Fish October 16, 2015
My pleasure. Congrats.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2015
Great Lawyer
One of the best lawyers I know. He makes sure his clients are well taken care of, keeps his word, and get most importantly gets his clients out of trouble. Definitely worth the money spent.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
Straight and to the point
Lonny was extremely informative and treated me with respect. He was hands-on throughout the entire process and was prompt in his replies to my calls/emails.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2015
A Great Lawyer
great lawyer... I would recommend him to others. He kept me informed about all information, always have positive energy, and gets the job done *two thumbs up*
Posted by robin | February 18, 2015
the best!!!
Lonny is the best at what he does. He has given my legal matters his utmost attention. Lonny has shown up to all my court dates and returned all my calls, reassuring me that he would get me the best possible outcome. Lonny is magnificent!!
Posted by Robin | February 18, 2015
excellent lawyer
Lonny is the best. He worked very hard on my case for me. He's very knowledgeable and keeps you very well informed on what's going on with your case. I was so uncertain how my case would turn out, but Lonny reassured that he is the best at what he does and he really is.
Posted by sergio | February 17, 2015
Best Lawyer Fantastic service & professionalism
Lonny is incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating! He is very prompt in all correspondence and kept me informed every step of the way. Lonny was absolutely the most communicative lawyer I have ever encountered, we were always able to reach him one way or another. His professionalism, humanity and understanding was beyond what I could ever hope for. Couldn't ask for a better lawyer, simply the Best !!!!! Impressive skills & wonderful down to earth person to speak to as well as being tough enough to get things done.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2015
Excellence
Attorney Fish, an accomplished lawyer, during the time he represented me he was trustworthy,responsive,motivated and genuine to my needs as well as my family. Attorney Fish is very organized and detail oriented. Throughout my court appearances his knowledge and presence generated a positive outcome for my case .Attorney Fish restored my freedom and human rights for that, I am thankful.
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Posted by Richard | February 17, 2015
My family lawyer
Lonny represented my Godson recently. We were sure that he was going to jail for a long time. And slowly, but surely, a miracle happened. With Lonny's constant help and expertise, the serious situation was brought under control. No jail!! For the family, it was like a mirackle, and for our relative, a new chance to get on with his life. Lonny's super b legal help is greatly appreciated. We would recommend him without hesitation in serious crimianal cases.
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Posted by CHRISTINE | February 16, 2015
5 PLUS STARS FOR THIS OUTSTANDING LAWYER
LOOKING FOR A LAWYER AND NOT SURE WHO TO CALL. WELL LOOK NO FURTHER. LONNIE FISH IS AN OUTSTANDING, TRUSTWORTHY, KNOWLEDGEABLE DOWN TO EARTH, PERFECT LAWYER. LONNIE ACCEPTED MY CASE 3 DAYS BEFORE MY COURT DATE AND NOT ONLY SPOKE TO ME ON THE PHONE TWICE THE 1ST DAY BUT HE EVEN MADE TIME AFTER A LONG DAYS WORK TO MEET ME IN PERSON . I WAS FACING 2 FELONY CHARGES. I WAS PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING WHICH THEN LEAD INTO A FULL VEHICLE SEARCH WHERE DRUGS WERE FOUND. I HAD NO PRIOR RECORD AND HAD NEVER BEEN ARRESTED BEFORE. I WAS SO SCARED AND STRESSED FOR OVER A MONTH BECAUSE I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO JAIL OR GOING TO HAVE A RECORD. AFTER MEETING WITH LONNIE THAT 1ST NIGHT I WANTED TO KICK MYSELF FOR NOT CALLING HIM SOONER. LONNIE NOT ONLY PUT MY MIND AT EASE BUT EXPLAINED TO ME EXACTLY WHAT HE COULD AND WOULD BE ABLE TO DO FOR ME AND MY CASE. HIS CONFIDENCE AND REASSURANCE THAT I HAD NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT WAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED. FINALLY ON THE AFTERNOON OF MY COURT DATE WHEN I MET LONNIE AT THE COURT HOUSE HE WAS SO CALM , COOL, AND COLLECTED AND I WAS STILL A LITTLE NERVOUS BUT NOT SCARED. LONNIE TOOK ME ASIDE BEFORE GOING IN TO SEE THE JUDGE TO REVIEW WITH ME EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND TO REASSURE ME AGAIN THAT I HAD NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. PRIOR TO SEEING THE JUDGE LONNIE SPOKE TO THE ARRESTING OFFICER AND WITHIN MINUTES MY 2 FELONY CHARGERS WERE DROPPED. YES DROPPED. WE THEN WENT BEFORE THE JUDGE AND I SIGNED A FEW PAPERS AND WAS FREE TO GO. LONNIE DID EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO AND I COULD NOT BE ANY HAPPIER AND GRATEFUL. FINALLY , I NOT ONLY THINK I KNOW LONNIE FISH IS AN OUTSTANDING, TRUSTWORTHY, KNOWLEDGEABLE , DOWN TO EARTH LAWYER THAT IF YOU DIDN'T CALL HIM YOU WILL REGRET IT. SO LOOK NO FURTHER LONNIE FISH IS THE PERFECT LAWYER. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO EVERYONE.
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Posted by Chelsea | September 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
Lonny was very willing to take on our case even though I didn't have the money upfront. He was very knowledgeable and knew what to do to get the job done. Thank you so much!
Posted by Darnelle | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer's not doing what they say there going to do taking ppl money
I don't no who you ppl are that are saying this dude helped you his taking money from ppl in these hard times and ain't doing nothing for my son
Response from Illon Fish March 17, 2021
I’m not sure you this person is...but I am constantly working and fighting for my clients. I don’t “take” money. I earn everything and if your loved one is still in jail, it’s because they’re charged with a very Druid’s offense.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-650 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Lonny Fish
  • 2005 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Voloshen, Divinsky and Associates
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Intern
  • Defender's Association Of Philadelphia
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • Strawberry Mansion High
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. King
  • Not guilty
  • Commonwealth v. KB
  • Not guilty
  • Com v f.d
  • Case dismissed due to lack of evidence
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Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Russian Speaking Professional Network
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Admitted
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Clients choice
  • Thmtk
  • 2016
  • top contributor
  • avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 2002
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Publications

  • AVVO
  • Top 6 Most Common issues on PCRA (Post Conviction Relief Act in PA)
  • 2015
  • Superior Court
  • Commonwealth v. Haughton
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Upper Darby woman accused of dropping fentanyl at school faces new charges
  • Drug Charges
  • 2017
  • Trial begins for woman who caused crash that killed firefighter Denny DeVoe
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • 2017
  • Tokyo Rose
  • Technology in the Courtroom
  • 2017
  • Phoenixeville Hospital
  • Candidate interview
  • 2017
  • East brandyine township building
  • Lonny Fish for Magisterial District Judge
  • 2017
  • Child Support Court Talk Show #1
  • Baby Mama Drama
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (42)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great attorney. We worked on several cases together. He cares about his clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Lonny since law school. He excelled in class, and is even more impressive in the courtroom. He's bright, focused, and trustworthy, and has earned my strongest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lonny is professional, knowledgeable, and fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lonny is a fierce advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him, without any reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer Illon is an excellent attorney who exhibits all the attributes of a fine advocate and is truly dedicated to his clients and the profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Fish. I have know Mr. Fish for a number of years and he has become one of the most visible criminal attorneys in the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center. He is a diligent and zealous advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his craft!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Great attorney who works hard to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Fish deminstrates intelligence and understanding of the law with his volunteer answers on AVVO."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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